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New legislation to protect vulnerable people in care

Reforms are being made to the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs) system, with a replacement known as ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards’ set to become law.

‘Freelance’ art educators challenge National Gallery in latest gig economy employment row

A group of ‘freelance’ art educators and lecturers who claim to have been unfairly dismissed are to challenge London’s National Gallery at an Employment Tribunal, it has emerged.

“Pre-summer boost” for first-time buyer mortgages

The number of new homeowners who successfully secured a mortgage on their first property was up by 8.1 per cent month-on-month in May, a new study reveals.

Almost a third of Britons ‘confused’ by IHT terminology

A new study has revealed that almost a third (30 per cent) of UK adults do not fully understand key Inheritance Tax (IHT) terminology, while a similar number are unaware of the rate at which IHT is charged.

Director struck off over health and safety breaches

A director of a Derbyshire-based construction firm has been disqualified from acting as a company director after an employee was seriously injured at work.

Homebuyers urged to act fast ahead of expected interest rate rise

Homebuyers and existing homeowners who wish to re-mortgage their property might wish to act fast to secure an attractive fixed-rate deal, after reports emerged suggesting that UK interest rates will ‘almost definitely’ be increased before the end of the summer.

Vast majority of Britons leave important health and welfare decisions ‘to chance’, study finds

A worrying new study published earlier this week has revealed that the vast majority of Britons are leaving important health and welfare decisions ‘entirely to chance’ by failing to seek specialist legal advice.

Supermarket worker sacked over Facebook post wins unfair dismissal case

A Sainsbury’s supermarket employee who was sacked over a controversial social media post was unfairly dismissed, an Employment Tribunal has found.

‘Urgent reform’ needed to support cohabiting couples

The laws governing cohabitation in England and Wales are outdated and in need of urgent reform, a prominent family law foundation has said.

AC Milan Banned For Financial Fair Play Breaches

Italian football club, AC Milan, has been banned by UEFA from participating in European competitions for a total of one season, due to a breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.